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iRiver releases Nano rival in US

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Thu April 12, 2007

iRiver Clix 2 in US

iRiver today brought its minimalist Clix 2 media player to the US as a new entrant in the hotly contested flash media player field. Previewed at CES, the device keeps its size small by embedding directional buttons around the edges of the 2.2-inch screen. The player is more flexible than the rival iPod nano through support for MPEG-4 videos as well as Flash Lite-based games, FM radio and voice recording.

It also becomes one of the first US-bound devices to ship with an AMOLED organic display: the screen both improves brightness, iRiver says, and maintains a strong 24 hours of battery life despite being larger than the 1.5-inch screen of its challenger from Apple.

iRiver currently lists a single model with 4GB of flash storage that should be in stock today for $200 and currently requires a Windows-based PC. A basic 2GB version should be available soon for $150, and a more capacious 8GB model will follow in June at a price that will also match its Apple equivalent at $250.



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  1. crayola

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    hmmm

    it actually sounds quite impressive. too bad it only supports Winblows

  1. koolkid1976

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    h*** frozen over?

    I product labeled here is Nano "rival" instead of "killer"?

  1. vasic

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    Not to nitpick, but...

    Several statements in the article irked me as sloppy writing:

    "...as a new entrant in the hotly contested flash media player field."

    It is difficult to argue that there is any contest in the flash media player field. The field is dominated by the Nano and Shuffle. This players is merely an entrant into the hotly contested field of competitors to the dominant iPod.

    Next, along the same lines:

    "...despite being larger than the 1.5-inch screen of its challenger from Apple."

    iPod could only be a challenger if this device was an established dominant product on the market, and Apple was a new entry. The opposite is true, however.

  1. zl9600

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    looks good

    but I wonder about the size. Looks pretty thick to me. I like the features, though, and it's not trying to invent 'the social' or other loser-esque non-features brought up by the marketing department.

    Or maybe it is...

    All in all it's nice to see someone challenge the Apple at least from the looks of it.

    It keeps Apple on their toes, and consumers end up winning.

  1. zl9600

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    but wait

    iRiver: .6 thick Nano: .26

    I'm not sure this is so much a NANO competitor as a MINI.

    No wonder they're bragging about the battery life here--they don't want you to notice it's thicker than many cellphones and even a few pda's!

  1. Galley@galleytech.com

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    AAC

    Does it play AAC files? Yeah, I didn't think so.

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